Aussie Curves: LBD

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Dress: Kay Em Kay

Belt: DIY

Shoes: Mollini

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you’ve all enjoyed the end of 2012, and are looking forward to a fun 2013.

2012 was a challenging year for me, full of ups and downs. I got married, I got promoted, my best friend had a gorgeous baby and I got to visit Japan for the first time. But there’s also been my sister’s diagnosis, which rocked the family to the core.

2013 is already shaping up to be a big year, but The Sophisticate and I spent at least the first day of it relaxing at home after a week of hectic travel hither and thither to see family both here in Victoria and up in the ACT.

I managed to get outrageously sunburnt in Canberra (life lesson: don’t drive your Dad’s convertible on a cloudless day unless you’re wearing sunscreen. No, not even for ten minutes) so I’ll be wearing high necks until the fetching seatbelt tan-line has faded from my cleavage. Shame, because I have a lovely new Sohomode dress I’m dying to show off!

This dress is a favourite on hot summer days, because of the open feature back. (Fortunately this wasn’t the dress I was wearing when I got sunburnt, or it might have resulted in a very peculiar tan)

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I always like to wear this dress belted, so today teamed it with my DIY’d bow belt, which always teams up so nicely with teal ballet flats.

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My hair’s inching towards being long enough to put up again, so I celebrated by wearing the great vintage earrings I picked up on Etsy.

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Earrings: Gathersalot

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35 thoughts on “Aussie Curves: LBD

  1. Happy new year from Germany!!!
    You look gorgeous and I really like your hair. Could you please explain us, how you did your hair?

    Many thanks!!!!

  2. Oh I love your earrings so much! Good luck with the sunburn, I tend to end up with the weirdest sunburn, I’m so pale and there’s always one day I forget wearing sun cream and it’s usually when I have an odd shaped collar on!

  3. Oh the cut out in the back of the dress makes it go from nice to super super cute! I love unexpected cuteness. Also, I’m with Fiona, you make me want to cut a fringe.

  4. Happy New Year! Hope 2013 is just lovely, including nothing but good news for yr sister.

    Also, I second the hair how-to request! I’m considering going longer again, & cute up-do’s like that look like what I want! Tips, please! And I think I’m going to have to get a dress from Kay Em Kay this year. Every time I see this dress I just want one so badly! I think 2013 will be the year! 🙂

    • Thanks Molly – I might try and do a hair tutorial some time soon, but basically all I did was french braid two little strips down each side of my face, then join them up in the middle at the back of my head with a bun!

  5. Wishing that 2013 is a healthy one for you and your family with good happy news for your gorgeous sister.
    I live summer but hate the whole plaster myself in sunscreen all the time, feel icky and greasy and then accidentally miss a bit or forget and get burnt 🙁 not fair! I once ended up with a hand shaped sun runt cheek and I was a student working at myer- all these older women thought I was being hit by my partner! But no it was just sloppy sunscreen application!
    Gorgeous dress- I love the cut out heart,and your simple styling to show it off! So the heart is cut high enough not to show your bra- that’s my main concern?

    • Thanks Shell! The secret with the heart was that I put on a bra, then measured how low the heart could go and gave that measurement to Kay at KayEmKay. And when it arrived it was perfect!

    • Thank you, Melissa 🙂
      I do love me some ballet flats. I’m thinking of going back to the shop and getting another pair in this same style – I really like the snub nosed toe on it.

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